Kakimoto Imari the cute, petite blonde. Kakimoto Imari the tall, tomboyish brunette. They share the same birth month and year, and both came to the accident ward of the same hospital on the same day seeking treatment for similar injuries. This is the story of two women with very different lifestyles whose fates become inexplicably intertwined from the moment they first meet.
Their fated meeting is so ridiculous it becomes funny, and adorable. And it's definitely not cliched, probably because it would only work well with a same-sex pairing (since they'd need the same name). Both Kakimoto Imari's are a bit lonely and use the same horoscope website. They both want to be friends with each other, but are awkward and fumbly about it. And they both have inferiority complexes and think they don't deserve to be with the other. I love seeing them breaking through the emotional walls and showing acceptance and empathy for each other rather than judgment. It's a little unclear whether they end up dating or as close friends. In the last few pages, Imari says "Why don't we try and solve this together? Or figure out a next step if that doesn't work?" To me, that didn't sound like little Imari wanting a romantic relationship, but more her wanting to remain emotionally close despite big Imari potentially feeling sexual tension. So that was my initial interpretation, but that became muddied when little Imari (in the extra short stories) refers to herself as the "husband" in the relationship. That being said, relationships don't always need to be labeled, so as long as they're happy it doesn't really matter (though clear communication about expectations and boundaries should be going on, and I'm not sure whether it is or not).
By some kind of freak coincidence, two girls with the same name and almost the same birthday arrive at the same hospital with the same injury. Despite being completely different, the two get along extremely well, although they both have secrets they'd much rather keep from the other. This was very sweet, although too short for me to particularly begin to care about the characters. I could see this being a lot better had it been a bit longer. It was very cute, but bareley left any impression on me. The plot was average at best, although I did quite like the characters. Honestly, there's not a huge amount to say about this. Read it if you have already read the majority of shoujo-ai available and want more, but otherwise I wouldn't really bother. Review for November 2016 DMMC